In Short Measures

In Short Measures

Three Novellas

Book - 2015
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In his three novellas, "In Short Measures," "Strong Conspirators," and "Sally Forth," Michael Ruhlman delves deeply into the nuanced complexity of romantic and sexual love--and the inevitable evolution of the heart over the span of years and decades.

Each novella asks questions about the nature of love in terms of loyalty and fidelity--what are one's obligations toward one's spouse, one's family, and one's heart? In the first novella, "In Short Measures," these questions are bound up in a writer's work and a long-ago love. In the second, "Strong Conspirators," an unforeseen, cataclysmic event calls for responses from a husband and wife that have never been rehearsed because they have never been required nor even imagined. In "Sally Forth," a pair of old friends is forced to explore lost youth and lost love relative to maturity, marriage, and the passage of time.

Profoundly thought-provoking and satisfying, these novellas are beautifully written with plot twists from beginning to end that will captivate the reader.
Publisher: New York, NewYork : Skyhorse Publishing, 2015
ISBN: 9781634502252
1634502256
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ruhlman 2015
Characteristics: 334 pages : 24 cm

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Mar 06, 2016

I enjoyed this collection of stories. The theme of relationships and mid-life, committed love served us, the readers, well. Aside from the literary name dropping, each story held my interest and created compelling and interesting characters who I enjoyed spending time with. The second is most definitely the strongest story. But the three make for good story-telling.

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